Thermal and Classical Physics
University of Melbourne
Area of Study
Taught In English
PHYC10001 Physics 1: Advanced
PHYC10003 Physics 1
PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals
Plus one of
PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced
PHYC1004 Physics 2: Physical Science & Technology
PHYC10006 Physics 2: Life Sciences & Environment
Plus one of
MAST10006 Calculus 2
MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
Plus one of
MAST10007 Linera Algebra
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units12.5
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject extends knowledge of fundamental thermal physics principles and introduces the powerful and elegant Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics. Topics from thermal physics include thermal equilibrium, ideal gas and kinetic theory, equipartition of energy, heat and work, heat capacity, latent heat, enthalpy, thermodynamic processes; thermal systems and statistics, interacting systems, statistics of large systems, entropy, temperature and heat, pressure, chemical potential; heat engines, Carnot cycle, refrigerators, throttling process; Helmholtz and Gibbs Free energies, and phase transformations. In classical physics, topics will include elementary principles (Newton’s laws, momentum and energy conservation, mechanics of systems of particles), Lagrange’s equations (constraints and generalized coordinates, Lagrange’s equations, velocity dependent and dissipative forces, applications, symmetries and conservation laws, stability and oscillations) and Hamilton’s principle (calculus of variation, applications, Hamilton’s principle, Legendre transformations).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.